Hawaii's Rochelle Ballard finished in a tie for fifth place after a quarterfinal loss and Megan Abubo ended tied for ninth in the Newquay Surf '99 yesterday at Cornwall, England.
Ballard ties for fifth
in Newquay Surf 99
Australian Layne Beachley, the reigning world champion of the G-SHOCK Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour, pocketed professional surfing's largest ever women's pay check of $20,000.
Beachley is ranked No. 1 in the world , while Abubo is fourth and Ballard 10th.
Kaneohe falls but still in championship gameKaneohe fell to Westminster, Calif., 8-3, at the Little League Senior (ages 15-16) Division Western Regional yesterday at Auburn, Calif.
Kaneohe, 2-1 in the double-elimination tournament, plays Westminster tomorrow for the championship.
'Who's Got Game Challenge' at WaileaA select group of NBA players will test individual skills and compete for prize money in the first "Who's Got Game Challenge" Aug. 25-30 at the Grand Wailea Resort on Maui.
Players scheduled to participate include Charles Barkley, Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Detlef Schrempf, Vin Baker, Marcus Camby, Michael Finley, Avery Johnson, Shawn Kemp, Antonio McDyess, Steve Smith, Clifford Robinson and Latrell Sprewell.
The basketball skills event, to be taped for an NBA telecast on Christmas Day, will be part of weeklong activities involving the players, former NBA stars and Hollywood celebrities.
Pro Bowl raises $205,000 for charityThe 1999 Pro Bowl game at Aloha Stadium raised $205,000 for Hawaii-based nonprofit organizations, the NFL announced. Included is the presentation of $100,000 to 10 charitable organizations as part of the league's Pro Bowl Grant Program.
The 10 agencies receiving funds are Aloha United Way; Boys and Girls Clubs of Honolulu; Child & Family Service; Friends of the Children's Advocacy Center for Oahu, Inc.; Hawaii High School Athletic Association; Hawaii State Library Foundation; Hawaii Recreation Parks Association on Kauai; Leeward YMCA; Oahu Pop Warner Football, and Special Olympics Hawaii.
Special polo eventColdwell Banker Pacific Properties will host The Habitat for Humanity Polo Tournament on the Honolulu Polo Club's Waimanalo field at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 15.
Free tickets are available at all Coldwell Banker branches. Tickets also will be available at the field for a $4 donation.
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit ministry trying to eliminate substandard housing by building homes in partnership with low-income families.
Junior golfers get grantThe Hawaii State Junior Golf Association will receive a $30,000 grant from the United States Golf Association to support course access, college workshops and transportation for the young golfers.
Dr. Richard Ho of the USGA's sectional affairs committee will present the check at an Aug. 18 banquet during the Hawaii State Junior Championship at the Coral Creek Golf Club in Ewa.
Fields on Kapalua staffPGA professional Gregory Fields has joined Kapalua Golf at The Bay Course as teaching professional. Fields most recently was director of instruction at the Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses in Monterey, Calif.